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1. 20 Years of Dance Innovation 20 Years of Dance Innovation September 25, 2011 The Wylliams/Henry Dance Company celebrates its twentieth anniversary in Kansas City with a special performance at the White Recital Hall (4949 Cherry Street). The cutting-edge, contemporary dance company...

2. Celebrate KC's Own 'Two Step' Celebrate KC's Own 'Two Step' August 24, 2004 Article describing the film A Conversation in Dance: A Two-Step Documentary, which chronicles the Kansas City version of the two-step. The dance, which is known as "steppin" in Chicago and "hand dancing"...

3. Cobras Alum Say Smith Deserves His Respect Cobras Alum Say Smith Deserves His Respect January 31-February 6, 2014 Article summarizes Arthur Willie Smith's founding of and involvement with the Marching Cobras drill team. The author states that Smith was raised in Prescott, Arkansas, and relocated to Kansas City in...

4. In Short, He's Hot In Short, He's Hot January 11, 2007 Feature article on Kansas City native Columbus Short who is an actor, dancer, and choreographer. His latest movie is "Stomp the Yard". He lives in Los Angeles but he still has relatives who live in the...

5. Janice L. Green, Winner of Talent; Beauty Pageant Janice L. Green, Winner of Talent; Beauty Pageant August 28, 1952 Photo and story about Janice Louise Green, or Janice Green, "winner of a beauty and talent pageant" and contestant at the national level. She was an African American "product of the Mabel Williams dancing...

6. KC's Enthusiasm Attracted Bolender KC's Enthusiasm Attracted Bolender August 21, 2011 Article describes the growth of the Kansas City Ballet during Todd Bolender's 15-year tenure as artistic director. He took over the struggling organization in 1980 at the age of 66 and built it into a...

7. More than 'Adorable' More than 'Adorable' October 18, 2009 Tribute and obituary for Mary Minor Laird of Kansas City, former member of the "Adorables," a group of young dancers who performed at the Tower Theater. Laird graduated from East High School in 1930 and...

8. Performing Strong 45 Years, Marching Cobras Perfecting Those Dance Steps with Style Performing Strong 45 Years, Marching Cobras Perfecting Those Dance Steps with Style January 31-February 6, 2014 Article recognizes that February 14, 2014, will be the 45th anniversary of the Marching Cobras drill team. The author states that the group's first performance took place on February 14, 1969. Members...

9. Renowned Dancer Dies At Age 88 Renowned Dancer Dies At Age 88 November 9, 2008 World famous ballet dancer Rosella Hightower died November 3, 2008, age 88, at her home in Cannes, France. "She grew up in Kansas City and went on to start one of the premier dance schools in Europe."...

10. Tatiana Dokoudovska, KC's Doyenne of Dance, Dies at 84 Tatiana Dokoudovska, KC's Doyenne of Dance, Dies at 84 September 22, 2005 Article and obituary reporting the death of Tatiana Dokoudovska, who died at age 84 on September 21, 2005. Dokoudovska was born in Beausoleil, France in 1921, came to Kansas City in 1954, and eventually...

11. Tragic Blast Put an End to Fading Opera House Tragic Blast Put an End to Fading Opera House April/15/1974 Story of the fiery explosion of the "famous old burlesque house" in 1925 during the showing of the movie "Flaming Passion." The theater was built in 1883 at 5th and Wyandotte Streets and purportedly was...

12. Traveling Fire Show Lights the Night on Brush Creek Traveling Fire Show Lights the Night on Brush Creek September 9, 2007 An event called WaterFire Kansas City was held on September 8, 2007, on Brush Creek at the Country Club Plaza. The show originated in Rhode Island and uses both sights and sounds to entertain. "A series...